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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 17 September 1944, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-892, 30 November 1944, LT. W. S. Miller USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-892 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Twenty-Five, CAPT. H.E. Richter USN (24);
    LST Group Seventy-Five, CDR. G. W. Stringer USN (28);
    LST Division One Hundred Forty-Nine and participated in the following campaign;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 10 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-892 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    15 September to 4 December 1945
    4 January to 21 February 1946

  • Decommissioned, 5 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • USS LST-892 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 October 1947, to the Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
    landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
    Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
    Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
    2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
    12 single 20MM gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 1,700shp
    twin rudders

    US Navy photo courtesy Dravo Corp.
    US Navy photo courtesy Dravo Corp.
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    LST-892 293k LST-892 launching, 28 October 1944, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.Theodore P. Hollo for his father James J. Hollo PhM/1 USS LST-892
    LST-892 2478k USS LST-892 commissioning crew photo, 30 November 1944, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.Theodore P. Hollo for his father James J. Hollo, PhM/1c USS LST-892
    233k USS LST-892 with LCT(6)-1294 loaded on her main deck in San Francisco Bay returning from duty in the Far East, probably 9 April 1946. Note the homeward bound pennant.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 82170
    David Upton

    USS LST-892
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Miller, W. S., USNR30 November 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Applegate, Lewis R., USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    03ENS. Dunlap, R. D., USNRMarch 1946 - May 1946
    04ENS. Littlefield Jr., I., USNRMay 1946 - 3 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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